Tectonic Changes Project Review
This has been a crazy few weeks… In a good way. We’ve learned so much about tectonic plates and how they link to so many other things. I though this project was going to be another boring science related project but we learned how the earth works it a cool way. Building the board game was a great way to learn all of these concepts and have some fun at the same time. I will talk about this much more through this post in different places this was just an overview. Ill talk about the curricular competencies, evidence of my learning, and much more.
As you can see I started from scratch so I learned a lot throughout this project. There was nothing in the what Mr Gross taught us at the time that I wrote that that was a little edit i did after the project. For the first couple days of learning about this I had no idea what was going on or what we were actually learning about, to be honest I was a little nervous. On that third day everything just clicked and I was ready for a few weeks of some nice learning. little did I know how much work it was going to be. After that it was just paragraph after paragraph of textbook reading and questions so that was a bit boring but very informational. I was so glad that we were going to make a board game using all of these concepts, it just made everything more exiting. As we went through more and more thing started to all make sense and trust me, we had a lot going on. We started to build the board game after making some game ideas with the stuff that we’ve learned. My partner was not there for many of the building days so I had to start myself but then she showed up randomly with a game ready, so we merged our two ideas and made one big great final game. It was another little challenge trying to to that. Game day was really fun because it took stress off of everyones shoulders and it was fun playing the game itself. That takes me to here reviewing the project, happier than ever that I got it done. Ive learned a lot like i said by listening in class, workbook pages, tests and much more. Some evidence of my learning is this mind map I made of what everything we focused about is.
I’m going to write a little bit about how I followed the curricular competencies. Number one is pretty straight forward because it is using class time efficiently and I did that well especially because I was on my own. I had to work two times as hard to get the project done if I wanted to get a good grade so I was focused most of the time until she showed up with a game, and then it was a bit slower trying to think of ideas. Number two is Demonstrating an understanding and appreciation of evidence. In this category I got extending because everything I learned was put into the game one way or another and the evidence is in the game itself and the web above. That just proves I listened during class. I did well in questioning and predicting as well because how you show that and how you get your accomplished grade is using your class time efficiently. I Also was open to the teacher with the partner situation so i just wanna put that out there in case thats part of this competency. Understanding and solving I was good at but not as good as I hoped to be. I showed a complete understanding of this topic but I was not the best at solving which was calculating a probability of a combination of events. Always room for improvement though. That’s it for this blog post if you are wondering about anything reach out to me with my Seycove email which is firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for reading.